Ajeet Singh

Founder & Director, Guria

Anab Jain

Co-founder, Superflux

Anish Kapoor


Antonio Zappulla

Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Asif Saleh

Senior Director of Strategy, Communications and Empowerment, BRAC and BRAC International

Bisi Alimi

LGBT Activist and Director of the Bisi Alimi Foundation

Bobby Banerjee

Professor of Management and Director of the Executive PhD Program at Cass Business School, City University of London

Brendan Cox

International Campaigner and Activist

Cathy Pieters

Director, Cocoa Life Program, Mondelēz

Chen Guangcheng

Civil Rights Activist

Dan Viederman

Managing Director, Humanity United

Eman Martin Vignerte

Head of Political affairs and Government relations, Bosch UK

Emi Mahmoud

Poet & Activist

Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan

Lawyer and Peace Ambassador

Fraidy Reiss

Founder, Unchained at Last

Hannah Rose Thomas

Artist and Peace Activist

Hasina Kharbhih

Founder Chair of Board of Impulse NGO Network – India

Iman Bibars

Vice President, Ashoka Global

Jan Saumweber

Senior Vice President, Responsible Sourcing, Walmart

Jennifer M. Becker

Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Momentum

Jess Search

CEO Doc Society

Jessica Graham

Survivor Liaison and Victim Services Director for Survivor’s Ink

Jigme Wangchuk

Kung Fu Nun, The Drukpa Order - Himalayan Buddhism

Jihyun Park

North Korean defector and Human Rights Activist

John Morrison

Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business

Judith Bogner

Independent Journalist, Event Facilitator & Philosophical Activist

Karen Friedman Agnifilo

Chief Assistant District Attorney District Attorney’s Office, New York County

Kevin Bales

CMG, Prof. of Contemporary Slavery & Research Director of the Rights Lab, U. of Nottingham.

Kevin Hyland

Former UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Kimahli Powell

Executive Director, Rainbow Railroad

Livia Firth

Creative Director, Eco-Age and Founder of the Green Carpet Challenge

Luis C. deBaca

Former US Ambassador to Monitor & Combat Trafficking

Manoj Kumar

Founding CEO, Naandi Foundation

Martina Vandenberg

Founder & President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

Mary Fischer

Executive Director, Survivor’s Ink

Maryam Al-Khawaja

Human Rights Defender

Michelle Edwards

Board Member, Survivor’s Ink

Monique Villa

Author, 'Slaves Among Us'

Mónica Roa

Independent Consultant

Nazir Afzal

Former Chief Executive of the Police & Crime Commissioners for England & Wales

Orsola de Castro

Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Revolution

Paula Pyers

Head of Supplier Responsibility, Apple

Raha Moharrak

First Saudi woman to summit Mount Everest


Survivor and volunteer at The Snowdrop Project

Sheela Patel

Director, the Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres

Silvia Perel-Levin

Chair of the NGO Committee on Ageing at the United Nations in Geneva, Representative of the International Longevity Centre - Global Alliance

Tom Ogletree

Director of Social Impact and External Affairs at General Assembly

Vrinda Grover

Lawyer and Human Rights Activist

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Adam Parr

Venture Capitalist and entrepreneur

Aditi Gupta

Founder, Menstrupedia

Aditi Wanchoo

Senior Manager, Social & Environmental Affairs, Adidas

Afua Osei

Co-founder, She Leads Africa

Agnès Callamard

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions

Ahmad Nawaz

Education and Peace Activist

Akua Gyekye

Public Policy Manager for Africa, Facebook

Ala'a Shehabi

British-born Bahraini lecturer, writer and activist

Alaa Murabit

Founder, The Voice of Libyan Women

Alexandria Villaseñor

Climate Justice Activist and FridaysForFuture Organiser

Alice Munyua

Director Innovation and Public Policy, Africa at Mozilla

Alisha Miranda

Co-founder, Not My Style

Amira Yahyaoui

Human rights activist and President, Al Bawsala

Andrea Powell

Founding President, Karana Rising

Andrew Wallis

CEO, Unseen

Andrew Zolli

VP, Global Impact Initiatives, Planet

Andy Hall

Human Rights Defender and International Affairs Advisor, MWRN

Anjuli Pandit

Sustainable Finance Expert

Ann Cotton

Founder and President, Camfed International

Anna Swaithes

Director of Sustainable Development, SABMiller

Anne Gallagher

Independent scholar and legal adviser

Anne Girardin

Programmes Specialist, Cadasta

Anuradha Koirala

Founder and Executive Director, Maiti Nepal

Anya Schiffrin

Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialisation at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

Arjen Boekhold

Cocoa Game Changer, Tony’s Chocolonely

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Author and Founder of the AHA Foundation

Bahaar Joya

Broadcasting Multi Media Journalist at BBC (Persian) Afghanistan and Reuters Institute Fellow

Beate Andrees

ILO’s Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour

Belinda Goldsmith

Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Benjamin Skinner

Founder and Principal, Transparentem

Bennett Freeman

Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert

Biram Dah Abeid

Anti-slavery activist

Blake Howald

Manager of Data Science, Thomson Reuters Special Services

Bogaletch Gebre

Founder KMG

Bradley Myles

CEO and Director, Polaris Project

Brett Solomon

Executive Director, Access Now

Brittany Kaiser

Co-Founder, Own Your Data Foundation and Digital Asset Trade Association

Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC

Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

Carly Kind

Director, Ada Lovelace Institute

Carol Robles-Román

Co-President & CEO, ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women's Equality

Caroline Meledo

Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Hilton

Cathy Russell

Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Cecilia Flores-Oebanda

Founding President and Executive Director, Visayan Forum Foundation

Chaker Khazaal

Author and Reporter

Charlie Winter


Cherie Blair

Lawyer and founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Chloe Setter

Senior Advisor: Anti-Trafficking, Modern Slavery and Voluntourism, Lumos

Chris Burkett

Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Chris White

Principal Researcher & Partner, Microsoft

Christianne Boudreau

Founder, Hayat Canada Family Support

Christine Mungai

Journalist and Curator, Baraza Media Lab

Christine O’Connell

Global Head of Strategy & Business Development, Risk, Thomson Reuters

Christopher Mikkelsen

Founder & Co-CEO of REFUNITE

Christopher White

Program manager, U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Christy Turlington Burns

Founder, Every Mother Counts, filmmaker, author, model

Cindy Dyer

Vice President for Human Rights, Vital Voices

Cindy McCain

Co-chair of the Arizona Governor’s Council on Human Trafficking

Clare Melford

Co-Founder, Global Disinformation Index

Colin Pereira

Journalist Safety Specialist, Committee to Protect Journalists

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

District Attorney, New York County

Daniela Colaiacovo

Founder and CEO, Makal and co-founder of Goldlake Group

Danny Sriskandarajah

Chief Executive, Oxfam GB

Darian McBain

Global Director of Sustainable Development, Thai Union

David Batstone

President and Co-Founder, Not For Sale; CEO, Dignitá

David Craig

Chief Executive Officer, Refinitiv

David Kaye

UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

David Rickard

Senior Director in Microsoft Procurement

David Risher

CEO & Co-Founder, Worldreader

Dean Baquet

Executive Editor, The New York Times

Deborah Smith

Executive Director / Senior Counsel, Goldman Sachs International

Deependra Giri

Survivor and President of Safety First Foundation

Deeyah Khan

Documentary film director and human rights activist

Delia Ferreira Rubio

Chair, Transparency International

Denise Brennan

Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Georgetown University

Dia Kayyali

Program Manager, Tech+Advocacy, WITNESS

Diane Foley

Mother of James Wright Foley, and Founder of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation

Doug Nystrom

Director, Human Rights – Responsible Sourcing Walmart

Dr Aninka Claassens

Director, Land & Accountability Research Centre (LARC) in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town

Dr Ann-Marie Wilson

Founder & Executive Director, 28 Too Many

Dr Doreen Boyd

Rights Lab Slavery Observatory Co-lead & Associate Professor and Reader in Earth Observation, University of Nottingham

Dr. Rasmus Nielsen

Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Dr. Sima Samar

Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)

Duncan Breene

Communications & Advocacy Officer, UNHCR

Duncan Jepson

Founder, Liberty Asia

Edna Adan

Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Somaliland; Founder, Edna Adan Univ. Hospital

Ellen Barry

Chief International Correspondent, New York Times

Emma Bonino

Former Italian Foreign Minister

Emma Sinclair

Serial entrepreneur and co-founder, Enterprise Jungle

Emma Webb

Head of EU University Partnerships, Coursera

Erik Barnett

Regional Head of Europe for Financial Crime Threat Mitigation (FCTM), HSBC

Eva Kail

Gender expert, Urban Planning Group, City of Vienna

Evelyn Chumbow

Survivor, advocate and leader, National Survivor Network

Eyal Weizman

Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures, and Director of Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths

Fatima Akilu

Executive Director of Neem Foundation

Femi Oke

Journalist, broadcaster and moderator.

Ferkat Jawdat

Uyghur-American Activist and Software Engineer

Fiona David

Executive Director of Global Research, Walk Free Foundation

Fiona Mavhinga

Founding member, Camfed Association

Francesco Rocca

President, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies & Italian Red Cross

Frida Arounsavath

Researcher at Swedwatch

GeumHyok Kim

Media Freedom Activist

Giles Bolton

Responsible Sourcing Director, Tesco

Gillian Anderson

Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress

Glen Weyl

Founder, RadicalxChange

Habiba Mohammed

Co-director and Team leader, Centre for Girls’ Education

Halla Tómasdóttir

Chief Executive Officer, The B Team

Hassiba Hadjsahraoui

Humanitarian Affairs Adviser, Médecins sans Frontières

Hazel Thompson

Award-winning photojournalist

Henriette Kolb

Head of the Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation

Her Majesty Queen Noor

Chair of the Noor Al Hussein and King Hussein Foundations

Hillary Margolis

Researcher, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

Hugh Verrier

Chairman, White & Case LLP

Hugo Dixon

Columnist and entrepreneur

Ian Goldin

Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford

Inma Vazquez

MSF Representative to the EU and NATO

Inna Shevchenko

Human Rights Activist & Leader of the International Women's Movement FEMEN

Innocent Magambi

Executive Director, There Is Hope & Author of 'Refugee for Life'

Isha Johansen

President of the Sierra Leonean Football Association

Jacquelyn MacLennan

Partner, White & Case

James Bartle

Founder and CEO, Outland Denim

James C. Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer Thomson Reuters

James C. Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters

James Irungu Mwangi

Executive Director, Dalberg Group

James Kofi Annan

President, Challenging Heights

Jamie Drummond

Co-founder and Executive director, ONE

Jane Charles

Award-winning film producer

Jane Moran

Global Chief Information Officer, Unilever

Jane Waithera

Programme Director, Positive Exposure Kenya & Co-Creator Climb For Albinism

Jason Rezaian

Journalist, The Washington Post

Jean Baderschneider

CEO, Global Fund to End Slavery

Jeff Hebert

Vice President for Adaptation and Resilience, Water Institute

Jeffrey D. Brown

Director, Co-Writer, SOLD

Jenni Sargent

Managing Director, First Draft

Jennifer Calvery

GGM and Global Head of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC

Jennifer Kempton

Founder of Survivor’s Ink

Jessica Hubley

Co-Founder and CEO, AnnieCannons

Jessica Simor

QC, The Circle

Joanne Kubba

Senior Director of Public Policy for EMEA, Uber

Joanne Liu

International President of MSF

Joel Simon

Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists

John Studzinski

CBE, Vice Chairman of Blackstone

Johnny Miller

Founder of Unequal Scenes and africanDRONE

Joseph Mwuara

Orphanage Trafficking Survivor & Community Advocate

Josephine Kulea

Executive Director, Samburu Girls Foundation

Josh Haner

Staff Photographer and Senior Editor for Photo Technology, The New York Times

Julian Lageard

Director, Government & Policy Group, EMEA, Intel Corporation SA

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient & Children's Rights Activist

Kalpana Viswanath

Co-founder, Safetipin (India)

Kalpona Akter

Founding Member and Executive Director, Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity

Kamran Azim

Chief operating officer, Kashf Foundation

Karen Friedman Agnifilo

Chief Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office

Karen Miller

Chief Knowledge and Communications Officer, Women’s World Banking

Karuna Nundy

Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Kate van Doore

International Child Rights Lawyer & Academic at Griffith Law School

Kathy Calvin

President and Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation

Kendis Paris

Executive director, Truckers against trafficking

Kenneth Roth

Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

Kevin Gutfleish

Unit Chief, Violent Crimes Against Children Intelligence Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Khadija Patel

Investigative Journalist and Vice Chair, International Press Institute

Kiran Bedi

India's first and highest ranking female police officer

Klára Skrivánková

Europe Programme Co-ordinator, Anti-Slavery

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild

CEO, E.L. Rothschild LLC, and Founder, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism

Laura Bates

Founder, Everyday Sexism Project

Laurent Bonnefoy

CNRS research fellow, CERI-Sciences Po

Lella Costa


Lila Ibrahim

Chief Business Officer, Coursera

Lisa Kristine

Humanitarian Photographer

Lisa Rende-Taylor

Founder and Director, Issara Institute

Livia Firth

Creative Director, Eco Age Limited

Liz Kellison

Deputy director, Financial Services for the Poor, Gates Foundation

Longdy Chhap

Trainee counselor

Louise Nicholls

Head of Responsible Sourcing, Marks & Spencer

Mabel van Oranje

Initiator and Chair, Girls Not Brides

Madeleine Rees

Secretary General, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Madhav Chinnappa

Director of News Ecosystem Development, Google

Mahlatse Mahlase

Group Editor-in-Chief, Eyewitness News

Manal al-Sharif

Women's rights activist

Marcela Loaiza

Survivor of sex trafficking and founder, La Fundación Marcela Loaiza

Marco Gonçalves

Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, Nestlé

Maria Ressa

CEO, Rappler

Mariane Pearl

Journalist, author and Managing Editor of Chime for Change

Marina Novaes

Special Adviser for the Promotion of Decent Work, City of São Paulo

Mark Goldring

Chief Executive, OXFAM

Martin Tisné

Managing Director, Luminate

Mary Ellen Iskenderian

President and CEO, Women’s World Banking

Mary Mazzio

Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs Films

Matt Beard

Executive Director, All Out

Matt Friedman

CEO, The Mekong Club

Matthew Caruana Galizia

Investigative Journalist

Meenal Sachdev

Founder & Director of Shiva Foundation

Meera Selva

Director, the Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Melanne Verveer

U.S Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues

Mercy Adhiambo

Feature Writer, The Standard

Meron Estefanos

Human Rights Activist

Michael Moran

Assistant Director of the Vulnerable Communities Sub-Directorate, Interpol Unit, Interpol

Mohamed Amersi

Chairman, Inclusive Ventures Group

Molly Gochman

Artist & Activist

Mona Eltahawy

Award-winning columnist

Monica Mhoja

Tanzania Programme Director, Landesa

Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2006 and Founder, Grameen Bank

Murad Ismael

Co-founder and Director of Board, Yazda

Nadia Murad Basee Taha

Human Rights Activist

Nancy Northup

President and CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights

Natalia Morari

Co-Founder, TV8

Natalia Ponce de León

Acid Attack Survivor & Activist

Neerja Naik

Actress and Ambassador, Childreach’s Taught Not Trafficked

Neil Giles

Director – STOP THE TRAFFIK, Centre for Intelligence Led Prevention

Nick Grono

President and CEO, The Freedom Fund

Nicola Benyahia

Counsellor and founder of ‘Families For Life’



Nonette Royo

Executive Director, The Land Tenure Facility

Pablo Diego Rosell

Senior Consultant, Gallup

Pascale Dubois

Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, World Bank

Patricia Viseur Sellers

International Criminal Lawyer

Patrícia Campos Mello

Journalist, Folha de S.Paulo

Paul Lister

Director of Legal Services at Associated British Foods, with responsibility for Primark’s Ethical Trade Team

Paul van Zyl

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, The Conduit

Peter Rabley

Venture Partner, Omidyar Network

Phil Bloomer

Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Princess Inyang Okokon

Human trafficking survivor and cultural mediator at PIAM Onlus Asti

Priti Patel

Deputy director and HIV Programme Manager, Southern Africa Litigation Centre

Raheb Alwany

Syrian doctor and Human Rights defender

Rana Ayyub

Indian Journalist & Author

Rana Ayyub

Global Opinions Writer, Washington Post

Randy Newcomb

President and CEO, Humanity United

Rebecca Vincent

UK Bureau Director, Reporters Without Borders

Regina Egle Liotta Catrambone

Co-founder, Migrant Offshore Aid Station

Renato Bignami

Labour Inspector, Programme for the Eradication of Slavery (Brazil)

Renée DiResta

Technical Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory

Richard Allan

Vice President of Policy Solutions, Facebook

Rob Shwartz

CEO, TBWA Chiat Day New York

Robin Chaurasiya

Founder, Kranti School

Rochelle Keyhan

Chief Executive Officer, Collective Liberty

Rosario Perez

President and Chief Executive Officer, Pro Mujer

Ruona Meyer

Investigative Journalist

Safiya Noble

Associate Professor at UCLA and Author of ‘Algorithms of Oppression’

Salman Aldukheil

Transgender Student

Sara Grote Cerrell

Founder & Managing Director, Global Change Network - Founding Member, ICRW Circle of Ambassadors UK

Sara Hossain

Barrister, Supreme Court of Bangladesh

Sara Khan

Award-winning human rights and counter-extremism activist

Sara Savage

Social psychologist and Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Sarah Degnan Kambou

President, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Sasha Havlicek

CEO/Director The Institute for Strategic Dialogue Co-founder of the Women and Extremism (WAE) initiative

Servane Mouazan

Founder, Ogunte

Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Co-founder and President, SOLA- School of Leadership, Afghanistan

Sharan Burrow

General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Academy Award-winning Director

Shereen El Feki

Journalist, author and gender expert

Sherizaan Minwalla

Human Rights lawyer

Shirin Ebadi

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Simon Constantine

Head of Ethical Buying, Head Perfumer at Lush

Sinéad Burke


Siobhan Reddy

Studio Director, Media Molecule

Sir Suma Chakrabarti

President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Snezana Vuckovic

Survivor Leader & Human Rights Advocate

Sophie Otiende

Programme Consultant, HAART Kenya

Stephen Dunbar-Johnson

President, International, The New York Times Company

Stephen J. Adler

Editor-in-Chief, Reuters

Steve Hasker

President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters

Steve Webster

Chief Operating Officer, IJM UK

Sunita Danuwar

Executive Director, Shakti Samuha

Supreet Singh

Director & COO, Red Dot Foundation, Safecity

Suyin Haynes

Senior Reporter, TIME

Sylvie Kauffmann

Editorial Director, Le Monde

Tarek Zeidan

Executive Director, Helem

Tek Narayan Kunwar

District Court Judge, Nepal

Theresa May

Secretary of State for the Home Department, UK

Tiffany Watts

Executive Director, Childreach International

Tim Surgenor

Director, Innovato Group

Tim Surgenor

Founding Director, DataMotivate

Tina Tchen

President and Chief Executive Officer, TIME'S UP

Tindyebwa Agaba

Human Rights Activist

Tracey Breeden

Global Head of Women's Safety and Gender-Based Violence Programs, Uber

Tutu Scott

FAIR Girls Survivor Advocate and Nursing Student

Urvashi Aneja

Co-Founder and Director, Tandem Research

Valiant Richey

Acting Coordinator for the Office to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Van Ngoc Ta

Chief Lawyer, Blue Dragon Children's Foundation

Victoria Fritz

BBC Presenter

Vincent Cochetel

UNHCR’s Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean Situation

Wade Shen

Program Manager, DARPA

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